The featured drug smuggler from Cocaine Cowboys chronicles his life, providing coverage of such topics as his work in a Vietnam assassination squad, his creation of sophisticated smuggling technologies and his clandestine alliance with the U.S. government.
Joan Didion shares frank observations about the death of her daughter, about her own thoughts and fears about having children and growing old, and about her feelings of failure as a parent.
Inveterate truth teller McCarthy provides a funny, often poignant, and no-holds-barred look at the essence of relationships: love and sex.
A revisionist portrait of the iconic entertainer analyzes the private world behind his public persona while surveying his role in shaping popular culture. James Kaplan traces four decades of Frank Sinatra's life, from his rise from the streets of Hoboken to his Oscar-winning performance in From Here to Eternity.
The family that was an inspiration for Big Love invites readers into their lives, hoping to illuminate why contemporary men and women are choosing a polygamous lifestyle and explaining how their relationships developed, the sister wife relationship and their roles in the marriage.
Walter Isaacson delves into the computer visionary's personal life and professional legacy — from learning the art of good craftsmanship as a kid to becoming a notoriously demanding boss to fighting the cancer that eventually killed him.
Documents the stories of the women behind the famous multiple-personality-disorder case, contending that a large portion of the story was fabricated by a willing patient, her psychiatrist, and an ambitious journalist.
The former president offers a candid journey through the defining decisions of his life and presidency, discussing the 2000 election, 9/11, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and Hurricane Katrina, as well as his decision to quit drinking, discovery of faith, and relationship with his family.
Justice John Paul Stevens' new memoir is framed as a discussion about the office of the chief justice; it includes a brief history of the nation's first 12 chief justices, followed by thorough profiles of the five he knew well. Stevens retired in 2010 after nearly 35 years on the Supreme Court.
A provocative personal account by the author of Heading South, Looking North recounts his decades as an exile after the military seized power in 1973 Chile, describing his flight from death squads through various international regions before the astonishing outcome of his return to Chile.